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4th of July Recap + Summer Bucket List

We hope everyone had an awesome 4th of July celebration yesterday, because we sure did! We saw one of the best firework shows we’ve seen in a while at our local city park. It lasted a whole 40 minutes, with an amazing finale that left us all ooh-ing and ahh-ing until the end!

With 4th of July celebrations behind us, summer is now in full swing! We’re back post-4th of July with more fun ideas to share:  a summer bucket list! Here’s our list of must-do’s this summer that we can’t wait to get started on!

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  • Build a sandcastle at the beach
  • Ride a rollercoaster at the pier
  • Have a backyard bbq
  • Visit a zoo &/or aquarium
  • Make our own ice cream & snow cone
  • Visit a dog park
  • Take a nature hike
  • Wake up early to see the sunrise
  • Check out a local swap meet and flea market
  • Visit the observatory

With a list this long, we better get started! Share with us some of the items on your summer bucket list in the comments below (we might try some of your ideas)! Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Happy 4th of July from HomeSeasons! + 7 Activity Ideas

HomeSeasons.com would like to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July!

july4thWe hope everyone has a fun day celebrating Independence Day! Stay out of the heat and keep hydrated!

4th of July is a great holiday to spend with friends and family. Here are some of our favorite 4th of July activity ideas!

  • Host a 4th of July party in your backyard
  • BBQ
  • Watch fireworks at the park
  • Play with fireworks and sparklers (only if it’s legal in your city & under adult supervision!)
  • Go see a 4th of July parade
  • Make patriotic desserts and treats
  • Learn about Independence Day and other American history

What are some of your favorite 4th of July activities? Share with us in the comments below! We would love more ideas to have a jammed pack day of fun today!

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Picks for Mother’s Day Flicks

Yesterday, we posted some fun brunch tablescapes for Mother’s Day (check out the post here), but we all know brunch is only a small fraction of activities we have planned for celebrating with mom. After our bellies are all stuffed with yummy brunch food, what should we do next? Gather on the couch for a little movie day!

So let’s all grab a bucket of popcorn, drinks, and a cozy blanket for a fun filled movie session. Here are some great movies to watch with mom on Mother’s Day!

Mamma Mia


Anywhere But Here


Freaky Friday

Terms of Endearment


Stepmom


The Sound of Music

What are some of your picks for a Mother’s Day movie? Share with us in the comments below! Let’s make this Mother’s Day the best one yet!

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Easy Spring Trail Mix Ideas

As we’ve mentioned before, when spring starts, we all start heading outdoors. While it may all be fun and games, outdoor activities require more preparation. Hydration and sun protection are a must, but what else should we bring?

If you’re going to be spending long hours away from home, it’s always a good idea to also pack a little something to eat. One of our favorite snacks to bring is trail mix. They are usually a mix of sweet and savory–a quick pick-me-up for any type of mood. It’s a lot more affordable to make your own trail mix instead of buying store bought ones.


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Don’t know what to put in your own homemade trail mix? Here are a few ideas:

  • sunflower seeds
  • raisins
  • cranberries
  • pretzels
  • almonds
  • cashews
  • granola
  • coconut flakes
  • apricots
  • banana chips
  • mini chocolate chips
  • dried cherries
  • pumpkin seeds
  • ground cinnamon (for flavor)

Toss them all in a reusable box or sandwichbag, and you have your own trail mix, perfect for on the go activities. The perfect thing about trail mix is you can customize to your liking. Don’t like almonds? Substitute it with another type of nut! Just be sure to get a good mix in!

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Fun Spring Activity Ideas

Spring is the perfect time to change up our mundane schedules. With the busy holiday season and cold weather behind us, we can surely spare some time to try new activities. Not to mention, the weather outside is beautiful!

Here are a few of our favorite springtime activities to do every year. We’re definitely going to be busy the next few weekends!

Via Fodors

Grab friends and family, and then head to a theme park! Spring has the perfect weather for long daytime activities outside. Remember the sunblock and water!


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Take a road trip! We may not all be able to take a long vacation, but it’s definitely doable to take weekend trips to a nearby city.


Via Practical Environmentalist

Plant a garden for homegrown herbs and spices! This short activity can be started in a day, but the rewards can be gathered all season long.

Via Home Made Simple

This may not be the funniest activity, but springtime calls for spring cleaning! Clean up your closet and donate clothes to the needy. Not only will you be helping the community, but your home will be less cluttered.

Speaking of helping the community, you can also volunteer at community centers in your town. All you need is one afternoon to make a difference. There are many ways to help the community, so find an activity you enjoy!

What are some of your favorite springtime activities? Please share with us below! We can’t wait to get started this weekend 🙂

 

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